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English
Hello, I am french and I have some english homework for tomorrow, Can you correct my English please ? Thank ou During the Victorian era, the middle class growth quickly. Moreover, the social divide was very important ( To illustrate this gap, the underworld was characterized ...
Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Mariek

english
main idea: The idea that women are not equal to men has been a prevailing, common theme in literature since the beginning of time. Like their predecessors, Renaissance writers staunchly laid down the tenet that women were less valuable throughout the pages of effusive literary...
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 by ezekiel

English
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow.People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, September 26, 2013 by vickie

Literature
What literary device pertains to this sentence? 1. The smashed hulk of metal, twisted and shaped into awkward, unlikely angles, lay on its side; one rear wheel spun slowly. Ruefully, the man said to his companion, "i'll bet i finally got rid of that squeak in the ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 by Kelley

English
What literary device would pertain to these sentences? 1. He leaned hard against the wall. (Upright structure which encloses something or serves as a boundary) 2. "It was not the buildings or arch that made the children gasp. It was how the buildings were shaped-- ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 by Sam

English
What literary devices does these three sentences pertain to? 1. I am guiltless in the matter, so I wash my hands if it. 2. I had to wait an eternity for the file to download. 3. Her emotional problems placed a wall between her and her family. ( an attitude or actions which ...
Monday, September 23, 2013 by Jan

English
What literary devices does this sentence pertain to? Love enfolded us in her arms.
Monday, September 23, 2013 by Hannah

Literature
What does this poem mean? What is th symbolism? Literary devices? Nothing Stays Put Amy Clampitt The strange and wonderful are too much with us. The protea of the antipodes--a great, globed, blazing honeybee of a bloom-- for sale in the supermarket! We are in our decadence, we...
Monday, September 16, 2013 by Catherine

English
Which of the following statements about literary movements is not true?
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 by Tammy

literary
groom service opinion piece meaning to the community
Monday, September 9, 2013 by Anonymous

Eng 125
write and eight to ten page paper in which you compare and contrast two literary works A Father's Story (Dubus) and The road not Taken (Frost)
Monday, September 2, 2013 by Russell

English
How does a poet use literary devices to convey a theme?
Sunday, September 1, 2013 by Bryce

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How do poems use literary devices to help convey the overall theme/message the poem is trying to get across?
Friday, August 30, 2013 by Bryce

English
I am doing my summer reading for 9th grade reading assignment & need to write about 10 passages from a variety of literary terms. Could you explain some of these terms?
Thursday, August 29, 2013 by Valerie

English
What is the literary term for words with the same ending sounds (i.e. pathless, seamless, peerless)? I'm having a total brain fart. Thank you in advance :)
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 by Nicole

Instructions
What does it mean to explain the passage's significance and literary device?
Monday, August 26, 2013 by Emma

Literature
What was a tense or exciting moment in A Raidin in the Sun and Antigone? What literary device was used?
Sunday, July 14, 2013 by Brianna

children's literature
which of the following statements about literary is true
Thursday, July 11, 2013 by Anonymous

English
1. In Gore Vidal’s article titled “Drugs,” the word “exhortation” means: A. language intended to incite and encourage. B. deportation. C. depression. D. a sad facial expression. is it A 2. The purpose of a causal analysis essay is to: A. apply ...
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by Amy

eng225
If a film depicts the bungling efforts of army officers and soldiers in order to demonstrate the absurdity of military behavior and values, it is employing what literary technique?
Sunday, June 16, 2013 by Anonymous

English
Explain why the literary work captured your interest, using term and concepts form the text to support your explanation.
Monday, June 10, 2013 by gail

English IV
Score: "I always lie" is an example of which of these literary devices? A)paradigm B)paradox C)metaphor D)personification E)none of these
Thursday, May 23, 2013 by Eric

Literary terms
PLEASE HELP!!!!!! Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Anonymous

Literary Terms
Please give examples for the following: 1. Satire 2. Parody 3. Pathos 4. Bathos 5. Rhetoric 6. Logos 7. Ethos
Friday, May 17, 2013 by Anonymous

enlish literture
narnia the lion the the witch and the wabode two literary devives were used in chapter 10 repetition and smiple identify the line that features these device
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Nick

Literary terms
What is the literary term when something serious is happening and there is humor?
Saturday, April 20, 2013 by Anonymous

Language Arts
Directions: Read the poem and answer the questions that follow. Fossil Flitting, flickering, flashing black, white, and a note of red passes beneath trees that were already old at the end of the Civil War. The lovely departed species announces its fearless refusal to cease to ...
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by Lisa

Literature
I'm doing a literary analysis of Mark Twain's "The Private History of a Campaign that Failed" and I'm having a hard time coming up with a good these statement... Any suggestions?
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 by Andrew

English
help please has to be turned in today dont really understand it. Chief Joseph Surrenders Compare Chief Joseph's speech with the "Gettysburg Address". Discuss the similarities and differences between them. (Consider the feelings of the speaker, as well as literary...
Monday, March 4, 2013 by Anonymous

English
I am doing a literary research paper on Romeo and Juliet. I dont know a topic. Any suggestions???
Thursday, February 21, 2013 by Gabby

English 12
I am doing a literary research paper on chaucers canterbury tales. I need help in writing my thesis for this paper also i can not figure out a topic.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 by Vicky

english
I need help on doing a literary research paper.
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Vicky

english
I have to do a literary research paper. I would like to do it on the story on Cinderella or Snow White and the 7 dwarfs. Is that possible? Can you help?
Monday, February 18, 2013 by Vicky

literary
Protagonit
Sunday, February 3, 2013 by Love

LAC Help Question
1. Write a four paragraph literary essay in response to the following question. Be sure to include a thesis statement in your introduction, provide textual evidence in the body paragraphs, and end the essay with a strong conclusion. You may use your books and other notes you ...
Friday, January 25, 2013 by London

Engish Literature
Chapter Seven explores the role of symbols in conveying literary themes. Themes are abundant in literaryworks (though they are at some times more obvious than at others). Select one short story from the reading assignments (from either Week One or Week Two) to examine more ...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by Anonymous

English
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow. People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 by RiRi

English Please Help
from "When Greek Meets Greek" 1. What can you conclude from the wording of the following text? “One morning Ramkilawansingh (after this, we calling this man Ram) was making a study of the noticeboards along Westbourne Grove what does advertise rooms to let.”...
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Deborah

literary
What does my teacher mean by this? So I'm writing an essay on the great gatsby and I told my teacher about it via emai. (I'm doing online school) and this is what he told me... Also, make sure you develop the theme more than merely "mortality." I always tell ...
Sunday, December 16, 2012 by Andrea

English - Poetry
2. The capital words in the following excerpt are an example of which literary element? "And both that morning equally LAY IN LEAVES no step had trodden black." a. rhyme b. rhythm c. alliteration d. simile 3. The following excerpt is an example of which literary ...
Monday, December 3, 2012 by Shaquandala B.

literary
Walt Whitman's writing style can best be described as
Friday, November 30, 2012 by Anonymous

general
Literary themes understood by all people regardless of their background or the time they live in are a. universal b. shill-based c. motivational d. literature-based I think "d" bt not sure 100%
Monday, November 26, 2012 by kan

English Help Please
What literary devices do you see in this monologue? For example is there figurative language or symbolism? How do these literary devices contribute to a deeper meaning of this monologue? what specifically do they tell you about the character speaking or about the subject ...
Sunday, November 18, 2012 by Mello

writing
Can you proofread my writing? Real Men Truly Change What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is when you allow someone to be forgiven for doing something wrong to you or someone else. On February 21, 1988 at the Family Worship Center in Baton Rouge, La, a speech made by Jimmy Swaggart...
Friday, November 16, 2012 by aaliayah

english
i am writing a literary research paper on the book robinson crusoe. my thesis is In "Robinson Crusoe" Daniel Defoe uses the protagonist to show the sporadic but guiding relationship between God and man. I am having trouble coming up with a title. So far I have "...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 by hannah

analyzing poems
Spatial depths of being survive The birth to death recurrences Of feet dancing on earth of sand; Vibrations of the dance survive The sand; the sand, elect, survives The dancer. He can find no source Of magic adequate to bind The sand upon his feet, his feet Upon his dance, his...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 by greeny

English
2. The speaker in the poem, “Mother To Son,” says the following: “Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.” This is an example of which literary element? (1 point) rhyme* simile metaphor alliteration i say a could sombody check and see if this is right
Thursday, November 8, 2012 by aliyah

english
The strategies we use when reading informational texts are ________as/from when we read literary texts.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Anonymous

Lang Arts
1. How would you describe a deferred vacation? a. One that was booked several months ago. b. One that was delayed until a later time. c. One that was planned out many months ahead of time. 2. The speaker in the poem, “Mother To Son,” says the following: “Life ...
Thursday, November 1, 2012 by Jman

literary
Which is the least common way for modern writers to convey their themes? a. through explicit statement b. through development of a central conflict c. through the values and motivations of the characters d. through the thoughts of the characters
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 by Anonymous

english
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow. People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Aya

english
Literary Analysis: Character and Characterization Read the selection. Then, answer the questions that follow.People who don’t know Harry tend to underestimate him. They cast a skeptical eye on his typical outfit: ragged jeans and shirts that bear evidence of his most ...
Thursday, October 25, 2012 by Aya

literature
Reflecting on this week’s literary readings, as well as your own reading experiences, identify at least one major similarity and one major difference between the forms of the short story and the poem. How do the differences between these literary forms affect how you read...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 by john

English
In "The Canterbury Tales" Chaucer uses the pilgrimage primarily as a device to ___________. A.emphasize the characters' religious aspirations B.frame the stories told by individual characters C.describe the rigors of medieval life D.create a vivid and realistic ...
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 by Beth

Reading
O, sweep of stars over Harlem Streets O, little breath of oblivion that is night 1) what literary device is used in line 2? Metaphor or onomatopoeia? 2) "little breath of oblivion" refers to what quality of night? Bleakness or silence?
Sunday, October 21, 2012 by Stars

english
Which literary movement consists of honest and open descriptions the setting and characters? I say B. A. American Modernism B. American Realism C. American Romanticism D. American Transcendentalism
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 by shana

literary
what does the three column house icon mean in language arts
Thursday, October 11, 2012 by Anonymous

10th Grade Literary Essay
What does F. Scott Fitzgerald suggest about the state of the American Dream, the people who pursue it, and the impact of that pursuit through his depiction of Jay Gatsby and the people in Gatsby’s life? Include specific examples, quotations, and supporting details from ...
Friday, September 28, 2012 by Elizabeth

English
I am having difficulties identifying the literary term in this sentence. What is the literary term in "John told me about when he fell off his bike and broke his arm last year?" Thanks
Sunday, September 23, 2012 by Jared

SUBJECT
Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? A A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C Literary movements may ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by anna

Literary Analysis and Composition I
1. What roles do the adults or older figures play in the lives of the various narrators? Select a figure from each of the four memoirs and write one sentence answering the question for each memoir. Answer: 1. Barrio Boy- 2. A Cub Pilot- 3. No Gumption- 4. The Caged Bird Sings...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Lilith

history
1-Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? (1 point) A A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C Literary ...
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by anna

Literary
EDSeek sections most helpful in providing keywords to your topic ?
Monday, September 17, 2012 by Anonymous

literary
I need an example of connotation from the Star Wars series in the form of a quote.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 by Brittany

English
Literary Analysis Assignment I have to defend the villain in a fairy tale by persuading ymy audience that he or she was set up. I have to convince the audience that the villain has been misrepresented and his/her motives were misunderstood. The body of the essay must support ...
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by Sarita

language
what is the literary device used in the statement? former indonesian president suharto was sometimes referred to as a puppet master.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by isabella

English
is there any literary technique or device in: So Margaret gained the acknowledgement of her right to follow her own ideas of duty.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by Vicky

English
What literature do you consider to be part of the United States' current literary canon? Why?
Sunday, August 26, 2012 by Barbara

english
Which of the following statements about literary movements is NOT true? A. A literary movement is a period that shares a particular set of ideas, concerns, or characteristics. B. Ideas, concerns, or characteristics may be shared by literary movements. C. Literary movements may...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 by josh

Literature
How is the more direct performative aspect of drama and/or poetry reflected in these forms? (Consider for example, each genre’s uses of literary structure, language, technique, and style.) How do these literary elements affect your reading experience? In your post, ...
Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Donna

English 125 introduction literature
summarize the major similarities and differences between the forms of drama, poetry, and the short story. Demonstrate your ideas with textual examples from the course readings. In your response, include at least one example of each literary form. If you wish, you may also ...
Monday, August 20, 2012 by Ethel

Literature
1. Which one of the following short stories takes a series of completely ordinary events and develops them into a character study? A. "Young Goodman Brown" B. "Paul's Case" C. "A Private History of a Campaign That Failed" [D.] "A Pair of ...
Saturday, August 4, 2012 by Abby

English help
Question 1 Marks: 1 A common theme that runs through all the sections of Song of Myself is Whitman's own — Choose one answer. a. belief in his power as a poet b. love of solitude c. inability to trust people d. failure to change the world Question 2 Marks: 1 Free ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Jordan

english
Redarding the difference between fiction and nonfiction, which statement is most accurate A.writers of non fiction have no need to express passionate opinion B.nonfiction writers are more often free to move about in time and space C.nonfiction writers are free to emblish the ...
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by Anonymous

literary
a connecticut yankee is episodic true or false
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by MOHAMMED

literary
IN THE 19TH CENTURY HANK MORGAN IS A MIDDLE CLASS a newspaper b cowboy c enginner
Thursday, July 5, 2012 by MOHAMMED

English
what literary device helps you develope a religous theme in a poem
Thursday, June 28, 2012 by Ace

English/ Literature
What does "wild card" mean? Choose any literary device?
Monday, June 18, 2012 by IB student

Lord of the flies
What are some hyperboles in this novel? What does the title mean?Wat is the theme? And worst of all what do I do for a "Wild card" *( any literary device?
Saturday, June 16, 2012 by IB student

statistics
The proportion of adults in the US with basic literary skills is 43%. If a hypothesis test is performed on this, how should you (in terms of the claim) interpret a decision that rejects the null hypothesis?
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by linds

English
1. What does Quindlen call feeding babies, walking dogs, and doing household jobs? A. difficult chores B. simple daily routines C. well-paid occupations D. enjoyable pastimes 2.What group of people does Quindlen decide are “correct” in their views? A. the optimists B...
Saturday, June 9, 2012 by Crystal

English 7
foreshadow definition??? (literary term)
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by Laruen

Art
Ms. Sue, could you please check this part,too? Thank you 1) He explained why he wrote Gomorrah; he did it for the new generations, seeing kids who dream to be a killer, who see in crime the only way of achievement. Boys and girls without hope. He saw his land without a future...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 by Mike

English 125 Introduction to literature
What does the term literature mean to you? What makes something literary in your own mind? If literature means different things to different people, who defines what is and what is not literature? 2.What kind of reading engages/interests you? What about that writing draws you ...
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by belinda

English
Please check. 1. A book published by Harcourt Press, Inc. It was published in 2001. Harcourt Press is located in the city of New York. The title of the book is Medieval Pageant, and the author is John R. Reinhard. Reinhard, John R. Medieval Pageant. New York City: Harcourt, ...
Friday, June 1, 2012 by Ashley

English - 12th grade
Can anyone help me find a short story that parallels my life? I have project where i need to find a short story that is parallel to my life. The short story needs to be British, Scottish, Welsh or Irish. I've looked through countless of short stories but i couldn't ...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 by Miguel Osorio

English
What are the literary elements of this poem and what does it mean? Foundations Leopold Staff I built on the sand And it tumbled down, I built on a rock And it tumbled down. Now when I build, I shall begin With the smoke from the chimney.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 by Anonymous

Spanish
2. Working on the school newspaper and literary magazine are popular extracurricular activities amoung Guatemalan teenagers. -False? 3. The currency of many Spanish-speaking countries contains the images of literary characters, political leaders, and animals from that region...
Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by mysterychicken

English
To find the main idea of an informational text, look for A. who wrote the article and what company/universit they are from. B. Why the text was written C. What the author talks a lot about throughout the text D. None of these Which of the folllowing is not one of the three ...
Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by MM

English
A theme is best described as? A. A moral lesson presented in a work of literature B. The central idea or insight about life revealed in a literary work C. The subject of a work of literature D. A series of related events in a literary work I picked B but it siad it was wrong
Sunday, May 6, 2012 by MM

english
choose two literary devices such as foreshadowing in sense ans sensibility
Sunday, April 29, 2012 by kkkkk

College Majors?
I am a senior rapidly approaching the end of my high school education. Of course college is on my rader. I plan to go to double-major in journalism and art. I want to get my bachelor's degree in journalism so I can become an editor. I can work this job from home while ...
Sunday, April 22, 2012 by At A Crossroads

language arts
i need help depicting a poem using literary terms. The poem is Dear Sister and goes: Do not believe what all you read in the papers, Leona, about the strikers being reds. It is true, the Communist Party of New York sent down a truckload of potatoes. You will find them rotted ...
Friday, April 20, 2012 by hannah

English
I left out the following statements. Thank you very much. 1) All of his works are characterized by his polemical genius, expressed in various literary genres. 2) The first pamphlet to bring Swift fame was the Battle of the Books, where he imagines a battle between the books of...
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 by Matthew

Literature
When you finish Antigone , you’ll write an essay analyzing the causes and/or effects of an issue, situation, or event in your journal. Your textbook explains the assignment this way: “…you’ll help readers understand an event or situation by explaining Why ...
Monday, April 16, 2012 by Petisa

writing
Can someone help me describe the peruasive appeal of Dr. Kings "I Have a Dream" speech, and refering persuasive devices and literary elements in the answer
Sunday, April 8, 2012 by kevin

World History
4. A major problem in relations between Israel and the Arab states was the a. resettlement of Palestinian refugees b. failure to develop trade agreements c. status of Jerusalem as an open city d. level of influence Great Britain still exercised C 6. The writers of the Beat ...
Monday, April 2, 2012 by mysterychicken

English
I have starr test in the morning can somebody please explain what the difference between literary and expository writing
Sunday, March 25, 2012 by Amanda

English
show your understanding of literary and non-literary prose by citing examples and discussing them. 450 words
Thursday, March 22, 2012 by Ansila

English
Could you please check these sentences? Thank you very much, Writeacher. 1) Your paragraphs show a good knowledge of the literary contents. As to the grammar, you are still unsure in the use of tenses and prepositions. 2) As to cohesion, you failed to write an introduction or ...
Sunday, March 18, 2012 by Matthew

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